Beet burger

When I think about food in Lisbon, I think fresh seafood and lots of meat. So when I booked my second trip to the coastal city, I geared myself up for a weekend of salads and cheese. Boring, I know, but I'd rather go with reduced expectations and be plesantly surprised than wind up disappoinyed... Continue Reading →

Veggie’s first Christmas

Twas the day before Christmas when all the house was awake, when I whipped out my apron and decided it was time to bake! When I chose to go meatless in September, I hadn't stopped to think about what this would mean for Christmas dinner! Despite tradition, I'd never really been a fan of turkey... Continue Reading →

Champor Champor

I'm going to apologise from now... I know I'm going to say this a lot, but "when I was a meat eater" my favourite Thai restaurant was Champor Champor in London Bridge. It's a quaint little place, with a narrow entrance that looks like the doorway to a hobbit's house. Once you weave through the... Continue Reading →

Winter warmer – homity pie

What springs to mind when you read Comfort food? Is it pasta, pizza, porridge or pies? Well for me, it's generally carb-loaded, well seasoned and served in generous portions. Now Autumn, with its shorter daylight hours and sub 10 degree temperatures, calls for some serious comfort food. I buy a deliciously filling homity pie from... Continue Reading →

Dressed to impress

So here's the situation - you've got friends coming over for dinner this eve, everyone is bringing a dish and you're in charge of starters. Now you could just pop to your local supermarket, buy a couple party platters, whack them in the oven and be done. But you've got a couple hours to spare,... Continue Reading →

Green oasis in the city

Calling all veggies!! And I mean veggies, not vegans (you'll see why in a mo). For the next three weeks, the upstairs at Carluccio's in Covent garden is serving a meat-free menu. Here's what happened when three friends and I tested it out on opening night - Monday 23rd October. I love trying new dishes.... Continue Reading →

I don’t like labels

From full-blown carnivore to vegetarian and even breatharian, theres a whole list of terms we could all use to describe our eating habits today. Safe to say in my 28 years of life I've only ticked three of those boxes - carnivore, vegetarian and prescatarian. But here's the thing, I haven't eaten meat since August... Continue Reading →

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